October 27, 2018, by Katherine Beers
Our libraries will open for longer in 2018-2019
Great news! This year we are opening our libraries for longer than ever before! When we asked you last year what you wanted from library opening times, you said; more 24/7 for George Green Library, more 24/7 in a library on Jubilee Campus and more coverage of medical and vet student exams. As a result of your requests we’ve secured more funding for our 24/7 library service and will be open for more weeks this year.
The full listings for each library are shown below, you will see that Hallward and George Green Libraries will be opening 24/7 very soon on 5 November, with Djanogly LRC opening shortly after on 26 November. These 3 libraries will remain 24/7 until the end of term.
We’ll still maintain our big 6 libraries open around the clock during revision and exam times but have also extended more 24/7 in libraries during February, March and April. We hope that by offering more choice across all campuses you’ll be able to find a library at a convenient distance, with the facilities that you need, to make the most of your study time.
Services available during 24/7
We have tailored many of our library services and facilities so that they are available throughout 24/7 opening:
- Self service loans, returns and reservation collection are available in all of our libraries
- Self service laptop loans are available via the lockers in Hallward and George Green Libraries
- Group Study rooms and some individual study rooms will be left unlocked so you may use these overnight
- NUsearch is available 24/7 and you may access e-resources on and off campus at any time
- Printing credit and fines can be paid for online
Stay safe and secure
24/7 opening is an important choice for some students and researchers, and we aim to provide a safe and secure study atmosphere for those people who prefer to study late at night, or early in the morning. With this in mind we partner with a Security Company to keep our libraries open when our library staff go home. Security officers are present from around 9.30pm until around 8.00am. If you need any help please do ask, you’ll find the officers at library entrance desks.
Help us to help you!
Our cleaning staff work longer hours during 24/7 but we’d really appreciate your help if you could clear away your rubbish. We’ve provided new clearly labelled general refuse (black label) and recycling bins (green or blue label) in all of our libraries.
You may eat cold food and drink hot and cold beverages (no alcohol!) in any of our library zones. Hot food should be eaten in cafes only and please no takeaways delivered to the library!
Please don’t leave belongings unattended because thefts are still possible. Also, when busy we operate a clear desk policy which means that we will remove your belongings if left for longer than 30 minutes at peak times.
To find out more about library locations and opening times please visit our website.